PAOLO UGOLETTI (b.1956): Concerto for Accordion, Guitar and String Orchestra, 6 Emily Dickinson Arias for Soprano and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 08Q078
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: This will remind you of various schools of European minimalism until you realize that part of that is due to the sound qualities of the accordion. Actually the concerto's first movement is minimalist in the way that Argentinian tango music is minimal and the slow movement is reminiscent of melancholy French popular music for the accordion. The set of Dickinson songs is accompanied by string orchestra and has a much wider stylistic palette, all tonal and all easily approachable if you already have the poems to hand. No texts. Gino Zambelli (accordion), Giulio Tampalini (guitar), Lin Ling Hui (soprano), Brescia Chamber Orchestra; Filippo Lama.